Chairman of the Board of Directors
Howard S. Jonas has served as our Chairman of the Board since our inception and served as our Chief Executive Officer from February 2019 through April 2020. Mr. Jonas founded IDT Corporation in August 1990, and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since its inception. Mr. Jonas served as Chief Executive Officer of IDT from October 2009 through December 2013 and from December 1991 until July 2001. IDT spun off the Company to its stockholders in September 2009. Mr. Jonas is also the founder and has been President of Jonas Media Group (formerly Jonas Publishing) since its inception in 1979. From January 2014 until November 2017, Mr. Jonas served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genie Energy Ltd., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in October 2011, and has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Genie Energy since the spin-off. From June 2016 to November 2016, Mr. Jonas served as the Chairman of the Board of Zedge, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in June 2016. Mr. Jonas has served as the Vice Chairman of Zedge, Inc. since November 2016. Mr. Jonas also has served as the Chairman of the Board of Rafael Holdings, Inc., a former subsidiary of IDT that was spun off to stockholders in March 2018, since the spin-off, and also as the Chief Executive Officer until May 2021. Mr. Jonas has been a director of Rafael Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (f/k/a Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals) since April 2013 and was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2016. Mr. Jonas received his B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
Chief Executive Officer
Ezra Y. Rosensaft, CFA, has been the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2020. He was previously the Chief Financial Officer from August 2018 until September 2020, and prior to that, the Executive Vice President of Finance of the Company’s IDW Entertainment division from November 2017 until August 2018. Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Rosensaft worked in the Corporate Development and Financial Planning & Analysis groups of Genie Energy (NYSE: GNE) from 2016 to 2017. From 2002 to 2015, Mr. Rosensaft served as SVP of Financial Planning & Analysis at HBO, a division of Time Warner, now Warner Media owned by AT&T (NYSE: T; previously, NYSE: TWX) and was responsible for HBO’s finance and strategy functions, overseeing budgets, long-term plans, financial operations for content and original programming, theatrical output deals, corporate development, competitive analysis, investor relations with parent company, Time Warner, and creating innovative business models such as HBO’s over-the-top strategy (HBO OTT). Mr. Rosensaft was integrally involved in the financial oversight and growth of HBO’s Emmy-award winning original programming slate including shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the City, Sopranos, and Game of Thrones. Prior to his tenure at HBO, Mr. Rosensaft held positions at Primedia (NYSE: PRM), a B2B and B2C media company, and KPMG LLP. Mr. Rosensaft holds a BSc in Accounting from Yeshiva University, an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and is a CFA charterholder.
Chief Financial Officer
Karina M. Fedasz has been the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2021. She was previously a consultant to the Company from August 2019 to January 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Fedasz was the Chief Financial Officer for MOCEAN from 2018 to 2019, where she managed the strategic plan including goals around strategy, operations, human capital, and the financial objectives and KPI’s around those. From 2013 to 2017, she served in a variety of leadership roles and consulting opportunities involving operations, sales, and business development. From 2009 to 2012, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Machinima, Inc., the premier online entertainment network for the video game generation, which was subsequently acquired by Warner Bros. Digital Networks. She has also previously served as Senior Director of Business Development at Technicolor (NYSE: TMS) during momentous change, where she was responsible for corporate development including several international deals, as well as promoting the video game services work that leveraged existing creative pipelines. Her early career was spent at JPMorgan in M&A, and at Deloitte as an auditor. Ms. Fedasz holds a B.A. from UCLA (Phi Beta Kappa honors), an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a CPA (inactive) from the state of California. She is currently a Director on the Board of the WISH Charter Schools in Los Angeles and serves as Board President of its supporting organization, WISHForward Educational Foundation.
Chief Accounting Officer
Brooke Feinstein has been the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since July 2020 and immediately prior to that she was its Controller since November 2018. Before joining the Company, she worked as a Supervisor in the auditing and accounting quality control department at Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLP from 2016 to 2018. From 2012 to 2015, Mrs. Feinstein worked at Grant Thornton LLP as a Senior Accountant obtaining international experience in both GAAP and IFRS. Mrs. Feinstein has her BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University; she is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also is a Charted Professional Accountant (CPA)/Charted Accountant (CA) in Canada.